Please Say a Prayer for My son's Friend's Family

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by cruisin, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Last night a high school friend of my son's passed away. He overdosed. He had struggled with addiction since his 1st year of college. A bright young man with so much potential. He went to Princeton on a baseball scholarship. Pitcher. Injured his shoulder first season and could no longer play. Princeton let him stay however. That was when he started self medicating. He did two stints in rehab. We all thought he was doing so much better. He graduated and was looking at career options. He died in his mother's home, his (live-in) girlfriend and brother found him. This is just so devastating. My heart is breaking for his family, my son, and his other friends. We know it was an opiate, but not much more. So, everyone with kids - give them an extra hug today (and every day). Let them know how valuable they are, no matter what. And say a little prayer for this boy's family, that they find peace.
     
  2. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry. :(
     
  3. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    How sad :( sounds like he had the world at his fingertips for a while there ..... Wishing his family healing and peace
     
  4. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Damn drugs.
     
  5. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry to hear. I will say a prayer.
     
  6. Whitneyskates

    Whitneyskates Well-Known Member

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    What a terrible tragedy :( His family definitely has my prayers.
     
  7. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    That's so sad. Prayers going out to them.
     
  8. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Princeton doesn't give athletic scholarships. :shuffle:

    My condolences.
     
  9. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't it have been a private baseball scholarship he went to Princeton on?

    I'm so sorry. :( Sending supportive vibes.

    My friend lost a 14-year-old relative to an overdose. Her first party, someone passed her something and she had an immediate reaction and people panicked and didn't call the ambulance for a long time. Terrible.
     
  10. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    Oh hon I am so sorry. Praying now for his family. So much tragedy recently.
     
  11. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    I don't think such a thing exists; I don't believe the NCAA allows outside sources to pay a student's tuition and fees on the condition that the student belongs to a particular varsity team.

    It's most likely that the young man either had some other sort of scholarship (academic, for example), was on financial aid, or simply was good enough to make the Princeton baseball team. Regardless, let's be clear here. Princeton admits students on merit. In order to be admitted, he must have been both smart and accomplished, and not just on the baseball field.
     
  12. barbk

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    I'm so sorry, for him, for his girlfriend and family, and for your son and family and the others who knew him. Such a loss.
     
  13. lulu

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    I am so, so sorry. :( Saying a prayer and sending loving thoughts to all of his family and friends.
     
  14. CanuckSk8r

    CanuckSk8r New Member

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    Regardless of how he ended up at Princeton, this is so sad. Thoughts and prayers for those affected.
     
  15. Lacey

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    IIRC, the Ivies are not permitted to call monetary benefits they give their athletes "scholarships." I believe they are permitted by league rules to give up to one half of the total cost, and it is usually applied as room and board, not for the academics. Some athletes might only receive 1/4 of the total college costs, others might get none, depending on the athlete's qualifications and the specific sport. I am very glad to hear that the student was permitted to return to the school even after he was injured. Such a sad story.
     
  16. ChelleC

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    I'm so sorry. :( Prayers for the family.
     
  17. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Oh man..........what a nightmare. Thoughts and prayers with the family, and for your son. Addiction is such a beastly animal. It grabs your soul.
     
  18. milanessa

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    :(
     
  19. Buzz

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    My prayers and thoughts are with this unfortunate young man and his family. R.I.P.
     
  20. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    He was all of that. I am not sure how the scholarship works with Princeton, but he did get some special treatment. Because he was so accomplished in so many areas. Funeral is tomorrow. I just can't believe it. I still see he and my son and their group of friends after HS graduation. The whole world ahead of them.
     
  21. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Will do, cruisin. I'm so sorry.
     
  22. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    So sorry, cruisin. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers.
     
  23. l'etoile

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    Oh my lord. So sorry to hear that. Such a bright future ahead of him hadn't he taken a wrong turn. My prayers will be with him and his family.
     
  24. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Very sad. My deepest sympathies to his family and RIP to him.
     
  25. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Pasodoble is coming

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    I'm really sorry. He and his family are in my prayers.
     
  26. Cachoo

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    It is so especially difficult when the person that passed is so young, bright and full of potential. My prayers to that poor family.
     
  27. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone for your prayers. I know that his family can feel the strength of your good wishes.
     
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